Fragmentary Head of A King, probably Ramesses II
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This head comes from a statue that was most likely made early in the reign of Ramesses II. When the head was complete, a side view of its features would have resembled those in the relief to the left in this case, with a similar aquiline nose, well-shaped eyes, a rather small mouth, and earlobes pierced for earrings.
ca. 1279-1213 B.C.E.
early XIX Dynasty
7 11/16 x 6 7/8 x 9 1/16 in. (19.5 x 17.5 x 23.0 cm) (show scale)
Partial gift of James Lamb in honor of Paul O'Rourke and Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Fragmentary Head of A King, probably Ramesses II, ca. 1279-1213 B.C.E. Gray granite, 7 11/16 x 6 7/8 x 9 1/16 in. (19.5 x 17.5 x 23.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Partial gift of James Lamb in honor of Paul O'Rourke and Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 2001.56. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2001.56_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.2001.56_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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